COACHES CORNER: The importance of having a coaching philosophy
Mark Hager (NZ women’s coach)and Graham Reid (Aust. mens coach) above are two former International players who have made the successful transition to becoming successful International coaches. So what underpins their success? To be an effective coach, the first thing you need to do is establish your coaching philosophy. Without out one it is like a ship without a rudder. However it is seldom taught to new coaches on how to develop a coaching philosophy. It is generally acquired through experience.